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Innovators and Entrepreneurs need International Protection against Iranian regime’s Unaccountable Cyber Police.

The Media Express

Just a week ago (1 June 2016) two entrepreneurial young adults, aged 30 and 31, were arrested by the regime’s Cyber Police (FATA) in Fars province Southern Iran. Their crime is to have posted a satirical cartoon online. The black and white rendered cartoon depicts a vehicle, in which the current Supreme leader Ali Khamenei is being navigated in the front seat by his predecessor Rouhollah Khomeini.

Iran’s Cyber Police is part of a larger initiative known as Tehran’s Cyber Army and under the mullahs’ regime is mandated to suppress and identify users that violate the law. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) which heads up the repressive initiative may be able to boast up-to-date technological standards, but in terms of ideology it is draconian.

In an intelligence report published in March on intelligence gathered by the main opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) says that Tehran’s…

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About Siavosh Hosseini (191 Articles)
My background is in the visual arts, particularly in photojournalism. I have had the opportunity to cover scores of international artistic and news events in the US and across Europe since the mid-1980s. I was active in television newsrooms and production as a graphic designer and producer for more than 12 years in different television and news outfits in Europe.
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